Tag Archive: past event


8am Wednesday 31 Oct outside Council, Spence St (prior to Council meeting and the re-vote on the Esplanade cycleway) Defend our cycleway Demand environmental protection Demand a Council accountable to all the people – not just developers Our new Council has set out to dismantle cycling facilities, turn the clock back on planning laws, and …

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Environmental Film Night – FREE!

Tues 28 August, at “The Pavilion” Community Tent at The Village on the Esplanade CAFNEC presents three environmental films to stimulate and educate.  Bring your friends out for an intimate evening on the Esplanade with CAFNEC, as part of Festival Cairns 2012. 5.15pm –  Bimblebox –  a documentary that highlights the grass-roots battles between coal …

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Sustainable House Day

Sunday September 9th 2012
An annual national event to promote sustainable design principles and sustainable living practices. The houses open to the public in our region will each display a different array of sustainability features.

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Reinventing Progress Sustainability Conference: A sell-out success

CAFNEC’s Reinventing Progress: Sustainability Leadership for a New Era conference on April 17th this year was a sellout success. The conference featured an excellent line up of high profile speakers including Professor Ian Lowe, Dr Paul Downton and Professor Peter Newman. Attendees included staff from local and State Government departments, local Councillors and Councillor Candidates, staff and students from JCU as …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/reinventing-progress-sustainability-conference-a-sell-out-success/

The Big Solar message travels to Canberra

Did you know that Concentrated Solar Thermal plants can store the heat captured during the day and continue to operate at night, thus generating 24-hour base-load power? Or, that such power plants are already operating successfully in other, less sunny parts of the world? Did you know that photovoltaic technology is set to be cheaper to install than coal power by …

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Reinventing Progress conference 2012

This event was presented by the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre with funding from the federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and with the generous support of the local sponsors listed below. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the community, government, industry and other organisations to encourage the transition to a more sustainable future.

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30 years of community action

Celebrate 30 years of CAFNEC. BOOK NOW!

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